dad dads
Returning User? Login Here

Gay Parenting Bend OR

Becoming parents can be a big decision for gay and lesbian couples, with many factors to consider. Should you adopt, or get a surrogate or donor? What’s the best way to raise a child as same-sex parents? Check below for related information, products and services.

Satu H. Woodland, PMHNP
(541) 312-0111
21105 Merritt Court
Bend, OR
Specialties
ADHD,Anger Management,Anxiety or Fears,Depression,Dissociative Disorders,Eating Disorders,Impulse Control Disorders,Loss or Grief,Spirituality,Trauma and PTSD
Insurance
Yes
Membership Organizations
Mental Health Solutions

Jeffrey Rex
(541) 617-5891
Bend, OR
Practice Areas
Childhood & Adolescence, Clinical Mental Health, Corrections/Offenders, Couples & Family, Mental Health/Agency Counseling
Certifications
National Certified Counselor

Roberta Stopler
(541) 318-4277
Bend, OR
Practice Areas
Clinical Mental Health, Counselor Education, Eating Disorders, Couples & Family, Depression/Grief/Chronically or Terminally Ill
Certifications
Certified Clinical Mental Health Counselor, National Certified Counselor

Jeffrey Gray, Ph.D./ The Couples Clinic
(541) 516-1729
Jeffrey Gray, Ph.D./ The Couples Clinic2254 NW West Hills Ave.
Bend, OR
Specialties
Relationship Issues, Trauma and PTSD, Divorce, Mood Disorders
Qualification
School: Arizona State University
Year of Graduation: 1984
Years In Practice: 30+ Years
Patient Info
Ethnicity: Any
Gender: All
Age: Adults
Average Cost
$140 - $210
Payment Methods
Sliding Scale: No
Accepts Credit Cards: Yes

Biancucci, Gemma - Life Works Of Central Or
(541) 382-8862
39 NW Louisiana Ave
Bend, OR

Data Provided By:
Carol Sisson
(541) 388-9904
Bend, OR
Practice Areas
Counselor Education, Couples & Family, School, Depression/Grief/Chronically or Terminally Ill
Certifications
Certified Clinical Mental Health Counselor, National Certified Counselor

Barbara Stott
(541) 318-7492
Bend, OR
Practice Areas
Clinical Mental Health, Couples & Family, Sexual Abuse Recovery, Depression/Grief/Chronically or Terminally Ill
Certifications
National Certified Counselor

Kathleen Chabot
(541) 410-7501
Bend, OR
Practice Areas
Addictions and Dependency, Eating Disorders, Couples & Family
Certifications
National Certified Counselor

College Excel
(800) 433-3243
955 NW Ogden Ave
Bend, OR

Data Provided By:
Ms. Carolyn Phillips
Carolyn Phillips, LCSW
(503) 422-9471
1536 NW 23rd Avenue
Portland, OR
Credentials
Credentials: MSW, LCSW
Licensed in Oregon
17 Years of Experience
Problems Served
Anxiety/Panic Disorders, Attention Deficit (Hyperactivity) Disorder, Behavioral Problems, Career/Employment Concerns, Couple or Marital Issues, Depression, Family Dysfunction, Grief/Loss, Interpersonal Relationships, Pain Management, Parenting Issues, Phob
Populations Served
ACOA (Adult Children of Alcoholics), Children of Divorce, Military/Veterans, Caregivers, Step Families, Chronic Illness, Biracial, Grandparents
Membership Organizations
HelpPro.com
Age Groups Served
Preschool (Under 6), Children (6-12), Adolescents (13-17), Young Adults (18-25), Adults (26-59), Seniors (60 +)

Data Provided By:
Data Provided By:

Gay Dad - Parenting Information and Advice for Gay Dads

Useful Resource Sites for Gay Dads

While gay dads have always been around, the past couple of decades have seen them emerging from the closet. Owning up to one's homosexuality always requires courage. However, it is even more difficult for gay dads who may be concerned about the effect of their 'declaration' on their children. There is, after all, the very real fear that their children may become the targets of abuse from people with a prejudice against homosexuality .

These are some facts regarding gay dads:

  • With the legal and social stigma against homosexuality lifting, an increasing number of gay dads (and lesbian moms), who have been through a heterosexual marriage, have started coming out about their sexuality.
  • Over the last two decades, the number of gay men (and lesbian women), whether single or couples, who are choosing to have children outside socially approved marriage norms, in also on the rise.
  • Gay dads are as concerned about their children as heterosexual fathers-whether biological or adoptive-and work equally hard at providing them with a loving and secure home.
  • Gay dads (and lesbian moms) continue to come up against hostile attitudes to their parenthood. This is partly in due to a commonly held belief that children of gay parents are more likely to become gays themselves. Research has however shown that there is no truth in this assumption.

Resources for gay dads are amazingly slim. However, here...

Click here to read the rest of this article from GreatDad.com

OR Legal Definitions of Marriage

Statute

Both state law and the state's constitution appear to ban the recognition of same-sex marriages.